At the March 17 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Mack Trucks presented redesign and renovation plans of theMacungie facility.
Mack has proposed more parking along Alburtis Road, additional loading docks and more office space. The proposed plan will make for segregated parking. There will be a parking lot for employees and one for trucks.
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission representatives made a presentation about therole and responsibilities of the commission in the community including housing, industry and transportation.
At the March 8 planning commission meeting, William Simonds presented his subdivision plan for a lot at 3612 Orchid Place. The area is zoned low-density residential but is a 100-year flood plain and has more than a 25 percent slope. The area is intended for a single family detached development with one to three homes per acre. The plan is to work with the natural land features, particularly the slope.
Phase One of the Stone Hill Meadows project was approved at the March 3 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
This project allows for 24 single family lots off Gehman Road. The roadways will be private and there will be a walking trail which will connect with the township trail. The development will also have 70 percent open space which will be surrounding the creek running through the area.
Lower Macungie Township Library held its annual Cherries, Chocolate and Jazz event Feb. 20 at the Lower Macungie Township Library.
It was a night of soft lights, live music throughout the library, wine and a wide assortment of food delicacies provided by the Friends of the Lower Macungie Library and the library board of trustees.
Gratitude was expressed for support of the Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Lower Macungie Library, the staff, teen volunteers and those attending.
Eagle Scout Tucker Bogac was honored at the Feb. 18 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
Bogac, a member of Troop 352, was responsible for planning and installing distance markers at Wild Cherry Park.
On Feb. 4, the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners met for their scheduled meeting discussing a conditional use hearing for the Ciocca Properties at 330 Schantz Road. It is proposed to be an off-site auto repair and detailing facility which is presently at the Subaru dealership. They have several neighbors, one of whom is a church.
At the Jan. 21 Lower Macungie TownshipBoard of Commissioners meeting, a special presentation was made to Commissioner Brian Higgins for his role as president after the resignation of Ryan Conrad.
Lower Macungie Fire Chief Dave Nosal gave a presentation about the Lower Macungie Township Fire Department for 2015. Total calls were 425, up from 398 in 2014. There were 350 in the township and 75 in surrounding communities. Included in this figure are 149 false alarms.
The first Lower Macungie Township planning commission meeting of the year was held Jan. 12 with the Trexler Business Center development being the main topic.
David Jaindl’s proposed movie theater, retail and restaurant complex was discussed. The proposed development will be bordered by Walmart, Bastian Carpet One and Hamilton Animal Care. The entrance will be between Bastian Carpet and Hamilton Animal Care.
The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners discussed the truck traffic issue at Schoeneck Road Aug. 6.
Truck traffic has become a major topic as there was yet another accident at this location last week. The commissioners said this is a complex issue due to the fact it involves the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the township.
The commissioners want to restrict truck traffic at Schoeneck and Quarry roads. It was also suggested to consider truck traffic restrictions on Creamery Road.
George Caldarelli was honored for his years with Lower Macungie Township at the July 16 Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners meeting. He served the township as a building inspector and fire marshall.
In other business, a resolution was passed for a liquor license transfer for the Whole Foods store being constructed at Hamilton Crossings. In-house restaurants serving alcohol have become a regular trend of grocery stores.
The Heim's, 7871 Mountain Road, proposed and was approved for an agricultural security area for their land at this location.